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Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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The information that you get from Dell states that the maximum Ram is 8GB and they do not sell 2 X 8GB ram to upgrade. I puchased DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance RAM P/N CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10 from CORSAIR and it works perfectly and tests perfectly. I also found a 9 cell battery that is guaranteed to work with my laptop. Dell does not sell a 9 cell for this laptop. I will give an update on the battery as soon as I get it and test it out.

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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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Hi Mr. Snoid,

Thank you for your detailed research on our product. Keeping in view your valuable feedback I would like to add to it that on our official website we have a separate section that recommends our customers choose Memory for their system depending on their needs. Please find the link below for your reference:

content.dell.com/.../hmc-memory-consumer.aspx

Regarding the 9 cell battery I have intimated the inventory team. Once we have the update will keep you posted on the same.

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Zohaib R
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yumemono
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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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Which version of Windows 7 64-bit do you have installed?

With Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), I think it's possible to use up to 32GB of RAM (since i7-3612QM max out at 32GB). I wonder if anyone has tried this.

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Mr. Snoid
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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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I have Windows 7 Home Permium 64 bit . I wonder how much RAM Wndows 8 will allow. It's oming out officially on Oct.26. The upgrade is being offered for PCs purchaced after 6/2 for $14.99 ( I read about it from the horses mouth, microsoft.com ).

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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I don't think MS has published the RAM limits - but if it's like Windows 7 and you need a large amount of RAM, don't count on the basic Windows 8 (the $15 upgrade) fitting your needs - you will likely wind up having to buy 8 Pro.

With Windows 7, the Home versions are limited to 16 G (64-bit) at most.

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hw1942
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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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Have you received the 9 cell battery?  If so, please send me the name of the vendor so thay I may purchase one.  Also, is your 7520 still functioning well with 16GB of memory?

Please respond to my e-mail address: <ADMIN NOTE: Email id removed per privacy policy>

Howard Wood

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Mrtynnn
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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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With more than 8GBs of RAM some of the Intel Response Technologies wont work...

But i prefer 16GBs of RAM above Intel Technologies! =P

Mr. Snoid
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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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I'm not familair with Intel Response Technologies. What does it do?

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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It is the driver that enables the use of an SSD as a caching drive (among other things).

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Mr. Snoid
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Re: Inspiron 15R Special Edition 7520 maximum memory is 16GB not 8GB!

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The battery snaps in and charges but you can't open the laptop with it attached, so it does not work.

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